Hello! My nails are quite short now, so it’s time to wear bright colors and crazy nail designs :) Psychedelic nail art for today – a combination of rainbow colors and crackle nail polish:
There’s nothing new about rainbow & crackle nails, it’s all over the web in various styles. Here I want to show you my version of the design. I must say I don’t like crackle effect on my nails very much, but this time it’s not just crackle, but rainbows as well :) I’ve posted rainbow nails here before, and today it’s my second try.
I decided to use only 4 colors of the rainbow (orange, yellow, green and blue), because I didn’t want the design to look too heavy and complicated. Crackle nail polish is already eye catching by itself.
I started with 1 coat of pure white nail polish, as it makes the colors applied over it look brighter. Then I painted color stripes onto my nails with 4 nail polishes and let them dry. Next I applied 1 thick coat of black crackle polish over the stripes, and waited for the design to be completely dry. Finally, I put a clear top over it all.
Overall, for the rainbow crackle design I needed:
- Sally Hansen White On – white base
- Essie Capri – orange stripes
- Sephora Yellow Umbrella – yellow stripes
- Orly Fresh – green stripes
- Essence Let’s Get Lost – blue stripes
- OPI Black Shatter – crackle nail polish
- Orly Glosser – clear top
It’s a cheerful summertime look, and I love the rainbow colors peaking out from the crackle. The stripes were really easy to do, as I didn’t have to be perfect when painting them – all mistakes were covered by the crackle topcoat :)
That’s all for today, thank you for reading! xxx